Nurse’s Words Will Give You the Chills

 In Nurses Weekly

“I’m a nurse and in this situation, I am facing this sanitary emergency. I too am scared, but not of going buying groceries. I am scared of going to work. I am scared my mask is not sticking properly, or that I touched it with dirty gloves by mistake, or maybe that the lenses do not fully cover my eyes and something goes through. I am physically exhausted because personal protective equipment hurts my body, the white coat makes you sweat and after I dress myself, I can’t go to the bathroom or even drink for 6 hours. I’m psychologically tired, and just like me also all my coworkers, which have been working in this situation for weeks. But this will not prevent us from doing our job as we have always done. I will keep curing and caring after my patients, because I am proud and in love with my job. What I am now asking to whoever is reading is not to make this effort vain. Please be altruistic and stay home, so that you can protect those who are weak. We young people are not immune to the coronavirus, we can get sick too, or even worse, we can make others get the virus. I don’t have the luxury of going home in quarantine, I have to go to work and do my part. You do yours, I beg you.” – @alessiabonari_¬†(originally written in Italian, translated¬†to English)

 

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